EDUCATION PREVENTS CHILDREN FROM BEING ENLISTED IN ARMED CONFLICT 0

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN   Millions of girls and boys live and breathe actual or threatened violence in conflict-affected fragile states their lives blighted by trauma, displacement and a denial of their most basic rights, including education. Education is a human

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BURUNDIAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA REQUEST FOR MORE SUPPORT

Refugees living in Uganda have asked for further support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), particularly in the areas of education and water, sanitation and hygiene. The refugees made the call during the visit of the UN’s

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EUROPE’S REFUGEE CRISIS: MALTA SUMMIT BRINGS TOGETHER LEADERS FROM AFRICA,EU

Over 50 leaders from Africa and the European Union are meeting in Malta for a two-day summit to try and find a solution to the burgeoning refugee crisis that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to enter Europe through

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REFUGEES ACROSS EAST AFRICA: RAISING AWARENESS FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY

By Mary Rowlatt Xavier Project is proud to be supporting World Refugee Day on 20th June and to raise awareness on the issues which are most relevant to the lives of refugees. Refugees are ordinary people forced to leave their

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THE PLIGHT OF REFUGEES IN NAKURU, KENYA

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN As many people around the globe prepare to celebrate World Refugee Day, many communities hope to raise awareness about the plight of refugees. Refugees are people who have escape their country of origin because of persecution, fear

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The persecution of Somalis: A Kenyan’s perspective

By Maryann Muchugia The struggle still continues for the Somali refugees in Dadaab and Eastleigh in Nairobi. Life for the Somali refugees has been a living hell since the Al-Shabaab terror attacks started happening. If we can recall this harassment

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U.S. GIVES KENYA $45M TO CURB REFUGEE CRISIS

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN The United States recently announced it will give $45 million to help the Kenyan government to deal with challenges facing refugees in the country. This happened during the recent visit by the U.S. Secretary of State John

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Oromo refugees in Kenya demand protection from Ethiopian security forces

Yesterday, the Tamuka team witnessed a group of at least 50 refugees from Ethiopia conducting a peaceful protest outside UNHCR offices in Nairobi. The group claim that Oromo refugees remain under threat in Kenya due to the presence of Ethiopian security

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Rethinking immigration: challenges and chances

By Bahati Kanyamanza COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa was invited to participate in the Searchers Unlimited think tank 2015 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the dictatorial regime

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PANIC AS LEADERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN Kenya’s deputy president Wil­liam Ruto issued an extraordinary ultimatum to the United Nations. He told the UN High Commis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to shut down Dadaab refugee camp within three months, or else Ken­ya would shut it

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